Mizzou Falls to No. 8 Texas A&M, 4-0, in SEC Championship



April 17, 2014

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COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No. 8 Texas A&M proved to be too much for the Mizzou tennis team on Friday night as the Aggies defeated the Tigers, 4-0, in the second round of the 2014 SEC Women's Tennis Championship. The loss marked an end to Missouri's season and dropped their record to 9-21. The Aggies improved to 18-5 with the win.

After taking the doubles point, the Aggies won singles matches at No. 5, No. 2, and No. 3 to secure the victory.

In doubles, Aggies Anna Mamalat and Rutuja Bhosale broke freshman Cassidy Spearman and sophomore Kelli Hine's perfect record as doubles partners with an 8-1 win at No. 3. The visitors then claimed an 8-3 win at No. 2 as the No. 83 tandem of Ines Deheza and Saska Gavrilovska defated junior Alex Clark and sophomore Madison Rhyner, 8-3.

Mizzou's top doubles team of seniors Cierra Gaytan-Leach and Rachel Stuhlmann battled hard against the No. 16 duo of Cristina Stancu and Stefania Hristov but the match ended unfinished at 6-6.

Texas A&M earned wins at No. 2, 4 and 5 singles to clinch its second round win. Aggie Anna Mamalat posted a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Clark at No. 5, No. 63 Gavrilovska defeated Hine at No. 2, 6-4, 6-0.

Bhosale clinched the win with a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles over Stuhlmann.

Both Gaytan-Leach and Rhyner led their matches when play was suspended. Gaytan-Leach led Stancu, ranked 11th nationally, 6-3, 4-6, 2-1, while Rhyner had a 6-2, 2-3 edge on Hristov.

Texas A&M 4, Mizzou 0

1. Cierra Gaytan-Leach (MU) vs. #11 Cristina Stancu (TAMU) 6-3, 4-6, 2-1 unfinished
2. #63 Saska Gabrilovska (TAMU) def. Kelli Hine (MU) 6-4, 6-0
3. Rutuja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-3, 6-2
4. Madison Rhyner (MU) vs. Stefania Hristov (TAMU) 6-3, 2-3 unfinished
5. Anna Mamalat (TAMU) def. Alex Clark (MU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Jana McCord (TAMU) vs. Cassidy Spearman (MU) 7-5, 3-1 unfinished

1. #16 Cristina Stancu / Stefania Hristov (TAMU) vs. Cierra Gaytan-Leach / Rachel Stuhlmann (MU) 6-6 unfinished
2. #83 Ines Deheza / Saska Gavrilovska (TAMU) def. Alex Clark / Madison Rhyner (MU) 8-3
3. Anna Mamalat / Rutuja Bhosale (TAMU) def. Kelli Hine / Cassidy Spearman (MU) 8-1

Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (2,5,4)



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